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The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 1982 (USA)
The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »

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Stu Quiñones
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Danny Masters
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Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)
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Arlene
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Aunt Sibyl
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Uncle Burke
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Vernon
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Sandra
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Fritz
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Magic Shop Owner
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Cop at Mayor's Office
Helen Page Camp ...
Neighbor
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Newspaper Editor
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Sax Player
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Turnkey
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The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and aunt, which are 'vaudeville'-artists themselves. We also follow the problems of Danny with the corrupt son of the mayor. Written by Evert Poppen

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He can get away with anything, that's why they call him The Escape Artist See more »

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Crime | Drama

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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

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60 minuti per Danny Masters  »

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Trivia

Caleb Deschanel was hired to direct this movie after lensing The Black Stallion (1979) for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studio's fore-runner "Omni Zoetrope". Some movie posters declared that the film was "A new motion picture from the producers of The Black Stallion (1979)...". See more »

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Danny Masters: You wanna know what you need? You need an education.
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Featured in One Dark Night: An Interview with Elizabeth Daily (2017) See more »

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Magic and fun
1 October 2003 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

It's a great kid's film, I saw it as an early teen and it really got me interested in magic. The main character gets away with so much because of his skills but it was all within the realms of plausibility if you've got a bit of bottle and enough books on magic and safe cracking etc. Griffin O'Neal is really expressive and natural in his role. Even though what he gets up to is pretty wild you believe that this kid is amazing enough to pull it off.


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